Wade (knee) acknowledged that his injured right knee has been more painful than it had been in the 2012 postseason, the Miami Herald reports. Wade hopes to play through the remainder of the postseason for the defending champions, as he doesn't believe extra rest will help at this point. "Time doesn't help me right now. It's unfortunate I've had to deal with this thing for two months now... Even though my knee isn't 100 percent, it [isn't] gone," Wade said. (Rotowire.com)
Recommendation: Wade's struggles have been ailing him throughout the entire season, but it has not prevented him from being efficient for the Heat. He managed to pull off 19 points, six rebounds, five assists, three steals, and one block in Game 1 against the Pacers, and looks to continue to play effectively in the Heat's title run.